Introduced at Oshkosh Airventure 2011, Spirit has quickly gained a reputation for design, comfort and performance. People quite often mistake Spirit’s stylish look for a composite airplane even though it is of all-metal, monocoque construction.
As the saying goes, you must be really good friends to fly side-by-side in an airplane. Not so with Spirit. Spirit’s cabin is a full 48” wide. Sitting in the lushly upholstered seats, two 250 lb pilots will have 4” between their shoulders. The seats adjust a full 7.25” by simply pushing outward on the seat latch and assisting your movement with the integral door-post handholds. Head-to-roof clearance is enough for a 6’8” pilot.
The comment we most often hear from people who demo Spirit is that it “looks, feels and flies like a real airplane.” It’s very satisfying to know we achieved what we set out to do. Put Spirit into a turn and it will hold that turn until you tell it otherwise. You can land or takeoff with full elevator authority at extreme angles of attack. Pull the power off and Spirit has a glide ration of 10.5:1.
Spirit is available as a ready-to-fly aircraft or in a kit version. An RTF Spirit is priced significantly lower than any other comparably equipped airplane. What is optional on most RTF airplanes is standard on Spirit.
Our kits are not a collection of parts in a box. A kit Spirit has been fully built and assembled, then taken apart and placed in specially designed steel crates. You can even purchase a Spirit kit painted. Once you receive your kit, two men can assemble the structure in two days. From there, you can install the engine quick-build kit in a few more days. Install the quick build instrument panel kit in another few days. Then install the interior upholstery, which you can sew yourself and use the seat frames included in the kit.
We wanted a kit airplane that would get people in the air quickly at a fair price. Spirit is that airplane.
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The following pictures are a view of what is delivered to you in a FULLY built Spirit Kit crate…
|Cabin Width||48.3 in|
|Seat Adjustment||7.25 in|
|Wing Span||31.5 ft|
|Wing Chord||49.5 in|
|Wing Area||129.6 sf|
|Fuselage Length||22.5 ft|
|Fuel Capacity||24 US gal|
|US Gross Weight||1,320 lb *|
|Empty Weight||728 lb|
|Useful Load||592 lb|
* Design Gross Weight is 1,653 lbs – Europe, other areas Spirit Performance – with Rotax 912ULS 100 hp Engine:
|Cruise 75% Power (without wheel pants)||110 mph|
|Max Cruise||125 mph|
|Stall with flaps||35 mph|
|Stall no flaps||40 mph|
|Landing Distance||248 ft|
|Takeoff Distance||262 ft|
|Range – no reserve||528 miles|
The above figures are general in nature and are dependent upon installed equipment.